Yakhal' Inkomo

Mankunku Quartet

The reissue of Mankunku Quartet's Yakhal' Inkomo is available on Black Smoke vinyl.

Nutrition Facts

VMP Exclusive Pressing

This record was pressed by VMP and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features

color Black Smoke
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes

Other Features

exclusive VMP Exclusive
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Single
label Mr. Bongo
mastering engineer Miles Showell
mastering studio Abbey Road Studios
pressing location GZ Vinyl
release type Reissue
remastering details Mastered at Half Speed

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The Mankunku Quartet's 1968 Yakhal' Inkomo is widely hailed as one of the finest South African jazz albums. The album was recorded in July 1968 by Dave Challen and produced by Ray Nkwe. On the album, tenor saxophonist Winston "Mankunku" Ngozi's original compositions are highlighted alongside Horace Silver's "Doodlin" and John Coltrane's "Bessie's Blues." The record features musicians Agrippa Magwaza (bass), Early Mabuza (drums) and Lionel Pillay (piano).

Limited to 1,000 copies, the VMP exclusive edition of Mankuku Quartet's Yakhal' Inkomo is pressed on 180g 1LP Black Smoke vinyl at GZ Vinyl. It will arrive in a single direct-to-board, foil stamped and numbered jacket. The album is mastered at half speed by Miles Showell of Abbey Road Studios.

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Yakhal' Inkomo

Mankunku Quartet

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